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Love is in the Bin by Banksy

Banksy

Love is in the Bin, 2018

spray paint and acrylic on canvas
142 x 78 x 18 cm (55.91 x 30.71 x 7.09 in)
paintings

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Sales of this Artwork

ImageSale dateTitleAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldCondition
Oct 14, 2021
Love is in the BinSotheby'sLondonContemporary Art Evening Auction7
$****** - ******
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Artwork description

Category
paintings
Dimensions
142 x 78 x 18 cm (55.91 x 30.71 x 7.09 in)
Materials
spray paint and acrylic on canvas
Signature
signed on the reverse Decommissioned, remote controlled shredding mechanism remains in the frame. This work is accompanied by a Pest Control Certificate of Authenticity.
Provenance
Gift from the Artist to a private collection Sotheby's, London, 5 October 2018, Lot 67 Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Literature
Scott Reyburn, 'Banksy Painting Self-Destructs After Fetching $1.4 Million at Sotheby's', The New York Times , 6 October 2018 (text, online) Christian Allaire, 'Banksy Sold an Artwork for $1.4 Million at Sotheby's - Then it Self-Destructed', Vogue , 6 October 2018 (text, online) Scott Reyburn, 'How Banksy's Prank Might Boost His Prices: 'It's a Part of Art History'', The New York Times, 7 October 2018, illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's (online) James Pickford, 'Banksy Leaves the Credibility of Art Market in Shreds', The Financial Times , 7 October 2018, illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's (online) Jonathan Jones, 'Why putting £1m through the shredder is Banksy's greatest work', The Guardian , 8 October 2018, illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's (online) Colin Gleadell, 'What does Banksy's shredder stunt mean for the British art market?', The Telegraph , 8 October 2018, illustrated in colour (online) Jonathan Jones, 'Why Shredding a £1m Painting is Banksy's Greatest Work', The Guardian , 9 October 2018, p. G2, illustrated in colour Colin Gleadell, 'What could be worth even more than a Banksy? A shredded Banksy', The Daily Telegraph , 9 October 2018, n.p., illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's Anny Shaw, 'Sotheby's 'Banksy-ed' as painting 'self-destructs' live at auction', The Art Newspaper, 10 October 2018 (text, online) James Pickford and Jan Dalley, 'Sale of Shredded $1m painting by Banksy completed to mystery buyer', The Financial Times , 11 October 2018, illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's (online) Katya Kazakina, 'Buyer of Banksy Painting That Self-Destructed Plans to Keep It', Bloomberg , 11 October 2018, illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's (online) Kelly Crow, 'Banksy Buyer Plans to Keep Shredded Painting', The Wall Street Journal, 11 October 2018 (text, online) Anny Shaw, 'Banksy renames shredded painting Love is in the Bin as work sells to winning bidder after a week of negotiation', The Art Newspaper , 11 October 2018 (text, online) Mattha Busby, 'Woman who bought shredded Banksy artwork will go through with purchase', The Guardian , 11 October 2018 (text, online) Felicity Carter, 'Banksy's Shredded 'Girl with Balloon' Has Been Renamed And Will Be On Show This Weekend', Forbes , 11 October 2018, illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's (online) Ray Sanchez, 'Banksy's 'Girl with Balloon' sale is confirmed - and it's got a new name' CNN Style , 12 October 2018, illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's (online) Anon., 'Banksy buyer says she will pay the full £1m for shredded artwork', The Guardian , 12 October 2018, n.p., illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's Keiran Southern, 'It's art history, says buyer of Banksy's shredded £1m work', The Independent , 12 October 2018, p. i, illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's Anon., 'Banksy's £1m shredded art? I'll still buy it!', Daily Mail, 12 October 2018, n.p. (text) Susanne Schreiber, 'Geschreddertes Banksy-Bild erhält neuen Namen - Käuferin zahlt gerne', Handelsblatt , 12 October 2018 (online) Jan Dalley, 'You've been framed', The Financial Times, 13 October 2018, pp. 1-2, illustrated in colour Anon., 'Banksy's Schnipsel sind verkauft: In der Tonne', FAZ , 13 October 2018, p. 13 (text) Paul Bracchi, 'Banksy's shredded painting', Daily Mail , 13 October 2018, pp. 34-35, illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's Will Gompertz, 'Will Gompertz on Banksy's Shredded Love is in the Bin', BBC News , 13 October 2018 (text, online) Waldemar Januszczak, 'Banksy', The Sunday Times , 14 October 2018, p. 25, illustrated in colour Darran Anderson, 'The Anarchy, Piety and Celebrity of Banksy's Auto-Destructive Prank', Frieze , 22 October 2018, illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's (online)
Description
Property from a Private European Collector Banksy b. 1974 Love is in the Bin signed on the reverse Spray paint and acrylic on canvas mounted on board, framed by the artist. Decommissioned, remote controlled shredding mechanism remains in the frame. Frame integral. 142 by 78 by 18 cm. 60 by 30⅞ by 7 in. Completed in 2018. This work is unique. This work is accompanied by a Pest Control Certificate of Authenticity.

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